NBC Issues Takedown on Viral Obama Ad

NBC issued a takedown for this satirical Obama campaign video, which used archival footage of Tom Brokaw to announce the "bad news" that Senator John McCain had been elected president. Intended to motivate Obama supporters to "get out the vote," it was taken down days before a critical voter registration deadline, illustrating the DMCA's ability to shut down legitimate political speech during timely moments.

September 30, 2008